A community group called Historic Midtown Neighborhood Initiative, or HARMONI, is hoping to mix private and public money to fund major infrastructure improvements and establish a collective identity of Midtown for four neighborhoods north of downtown Indianapolis. The group, which has adopted â€œwalkability, bikeability and creation of inspiring placesâ€ as its mission, is working on a five-year plan that would transform portions of Meridian Streetâ€™s middle turn lanes into landscaped islands, add dozens of new raised crosswalks and give Alice Carter Place Park between Meridian Street and Westfield Boulevard a whole new look. The group already has raised $300,000 in private funds toward a goal of $2 million for the first phase, and plans to use the private money to fill gaps between what the city plans to spend and what is needed. The full story is here
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